Mimi’s Grad School December 2012

The first Monday in December is Mimi Dietrich‘s Grad School holiday potluck luncheon. Mimi was afraid we’d have too many desserts and not enough savory food so she encouraged us to bring main and side dishes. It worked better than she expected. Only one person brought dessert!

The food.

Getting the food ready.

Our group project for the last 2 years has been the Civil War Bride quilt. Eleanor decided that she would pretend she was making the quilt while her husband was off fighting the war. Much to her surprise, letters from her husband began arriving in the mail. Several of us thought she or her husband were writing them but they weren’t. Eleanor had no idea who was writing them. The last few months she has been asking this or that person if they were the letter writer. She never figured it out. She finally gave up and asked the person to confess.

Eleanor and her letter writing "husband".

Eleanor and Penny, her letter writing “husband”.

We don’t normally do show and tell in December but Jeanne Sullivan brought some of the samples from her new book, Simply Successful Applique. Her work is absolutely exquisite. I doubt the pictures will do it justice. Click on the picture to see a larger image.

Album cover. The letters are appliqued and embroidered!

Album cover. The letters are appliqued and embroidered!

Flower basket.

Flower basket.

Wallhanging with small blocks. I forgot to measure them. I think they're 3-4".

Framed wallhanging with small blocks. I forgot to measure them. I think they’re 3-4″.

Flower cluster butterfly Flower

A copy of the book is on its way to me. I can’t wait to read it.

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